Do you use any a staff absence computer programmes to monitor holidays and sick leave? Something more sophisticated than pen/paper or an excel document? If so what is it called and would you recommend it.
We use a software called Moneysoft Payroll Manager for both our payroll and staff holiday management. You can also use it to send your PAYE notices online to the HMRC. It's very easy to use and you can download a free one month trial version from their website. (You can find it via Google) annual licence costs less than £60.
I use NatWest mentor services for all my personnel they provide everything they are fantastic
If you use sage for payroll they now have a really easy way of recording holidays and any kind of absence which help you monitor throughout the year, it also informs you for all GOV guidelines, updates on holiday/absence (all statutory payments) and you can also input your own holiday schemes. I’m using sage 50 at the moment it can be expensive but well worth it especially if you are looking after a big practice.
You can use the government’s own website to calculate who is due what.
I still keep track manually.
I used to work at a large GP Practice and we used ISIS which was a user-friendly package.